Preparing Your Heating System for Winter: A Checklist

Preparing Your Heating System for Winter: A Checklist

Winter in the Flathead Valley can be a magical experience, but it can also be bitterly cold. To make sure your home remains a cozy and safe during frigid weather, it’s crucial to ensure your heating system is winter-ready well before the first cold snap arrives.

In our 30+ years of experience serving the Flathead Valley, we’ve seen our fair share of heating hiccups that could have been avoided with some basic preparation and preventative maintenance.

To help you prepare your home for the heating season, we have put together a checklist with advice that applies whether you have a gas furnace, heat pump, or ductless heating system.

General Maintenance for All Heating Systems

Schedule a Professional Tune-up & Inspection

Before the cold weather hits, schedule an appointment with Central Heating Cooling Plumbing and Electrical. Our NATE Certified Heating technicians service all makes and models and will find any issues that could lead to a system breakdown.

Change Air Filters

Clogged filters force your heating system to work harder, leading to lower efficiency and higher energy bills. Change the filters monthly or as recommended by the filter manufacturer.

Test Your Thermostat

Ensure your thermostat is working accurately. Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for better temperature control and efficiency.

Check for Drafts

Seal any cracks or gaps in your windows and doors. The more insulated your home is, the less heat will escape, making your heating system run less often.

Clean Vents and Ducts

Make sure there are no obstructions in your vents and ducts. Professional air duct cleaning helps optimize airflow and improve efficiency. It also improves the air quality in your home.

For professional help in getting your system winter-ready, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to keep the Flathead Valley cozy all winter long!

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